WASHINGTON, August 9, 2017 - Farmers looking to improve the quality and yield of their alfalfa crops are expected to benefit from the first-ever farmer-funded U.S. Alfalfa Farmer Research Initiative (USAFRI).
DES MOINES, IOWA, Aug. 8, 2017 - Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt met with farmers, elected officials, and ag industry leaders today to hear feedback on re-writing the Waters of the U.S. Rule (WOTUS) under the Clean Water Act (CWA).
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2017 - The Bureau of Land Management should look at ways to open more greater sage-grouse (GRSG) habitat to oil and gas development as it re-examines the plans it adopted two years ago to avoid listing the bird under the Endangered Species Act, says a report delivered to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.
SAN DIEGO, Aug. 7, 2017 – The leaders of the two biggest U.S. farm groups opened the sugar industry’s annual Sweetener Symposium Monday with a plea for unity among ag groups as Congress gets down to negotiating a new farm bill.
DES MOINES, Iowa, Aug. 5, 2017 - The Trump administration is considering co-locating some local offices of agencies in the Agriculture Department, Interior Department and Army Corps of Engineers with an eye toward streamlining permitting processes, says Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue.
Morgan, Minn., Aug. 3, 2017 – House Agriculture Committee members left a farm bill listening session with a laundry list of expectations and a better idea of what a group of producers expect out of the legislation.
WASHINGTON, August 2, 2017 - The 2017 economic performance for agriculture in the American Heartland is being affected by uncertain and volatile commodity markets and weather, to be sure, but it may wrap up little changed from 2016 overall.